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The Fulton County Emergency Communications Center routinely posts the position of Trainee Communications Specialist.   Requirements for the position include, but are not limited to:

Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Must conform to the following qualifications as required by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States;
  2. Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (G.E.D.). P.O.S.T. MUST EVALUATE AND APPROVE ALL MILITARY G.E.D. CERTIFICATES;
  3. Not have been convicted by any state or the federal government of any crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison or institution; nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for the purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of a motor vehicle when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered;
  4. Be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record;
  5. Be of good moral character as determined by established standards and procedures;
  6. Have an oral interview with the hiring authority or designated representative(s) to determine applicant’s appearance, background, and ability to communicate;
  7. Be found, after examination by a licensed physician of the Fulton County Health and Wellness Department, to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect exercising the powers or duties of a peace officer;
  8. The candidate must submit to and successfully pass drug screening; and
  9. Successfully complete a job related entrance examination provided for and administered by the council in conformity with state and federal law. Such examination shall be administered prior to entrance to the basic course provided for in Code Sections §35-8-23. The council may change or modify such examination and shall establish the criteria for determining satisfactory performance on such examination. Communications officers who do not perform satisfactorily on the examination shall be ineligible to retake such examination for a period of six (6) months after an unsuccessful attempt. The provisions of this paragraph establish only the minimum requirements of entrance examinations for communications officer candidates in this state; each law enforcement unit is encouraged to provide such additional requirements and any preemployment examination as it deems necessary and appropriate.